Who is Hannah Grimes?
The Hannah Grimes Marketplace opened its doors in 1997 on Main Street in Keene, New Hampshire. The marketplace draws customers from the local area as well as visitors and seasonal residents.
Hannah Grimes Marketplace takes its philosophy from its namesake. Born in 1776 in Keene, Hannah Grimes lived her entire life in the Monadnock Region and, after she and William Stoddard Buckminster married, moved to a farmstead in Roxbury, now called Buckminster Farm. What she and her family could not make or grow themselves, they bought from or bartered with friends and neighbors. Hannah Grimes provides an example of a traditional New Hampshire producer who participated in a thriving local economy.